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The 1660s
Restoration Costume Comes to Life

Part 4, Page 7
The Whole Look, Accessories: Pipes

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Broken pipes can be scattered about everywhere in many paintings, mainly in tavern scenes. Men smoked pipes, and most men did, those who did not usually snuffed tobacco. During the time of the plague in 1666 in London there is an account of a school boy being whipped because he did NOT smoke, it was believed the smoke would keep disease away, including the bubonic plague.

Dutch claypipe, 45 cm long. Same pipe, typical thin stem.
Shorter pipe, Dutch as well, 24.5 cm long. Bowl 3.6 cm high.

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